DiGi and Green Packet might join forces

RELENTLESS best describes the speculative hype over DiGi.Com Bhd‘s rumoured tie-up with Time dotCom Bhd. Yet, both companies have consistently denied such a possibility when queried by Bursa Malaysia. It appears now that there may be another tie-up being thrashed out by DiGi, but only this time it involves Mesdaq favourite Green Packet Bhd. A source says DiGi is in ...

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Blogging applies under the Malaysian Law

The authorities cannot take any action against bloggers unless they break the law, said Energy, Communications and Water Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yaik. “There is nothing we can do, what you want me to do? Block the whole thing (the Internet)? If they break the law and we know who they are, we will go after them,” he ...

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Time in final stage of tying up with a foreign company

Referring to my previous article “What is happening to Time dotCom?“, they are currently in final stages of tying up with a foreign company to offer its broadband services abroad. The article from Theedgedaily quoted Time dotCom managing director Datuk Baharum Salleh as saying: “Rather than set up presence and then promote and sell later, we are doing this all ...

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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, 17 May 2007

17 May marks the anniversary of the signature of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union. World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated since 1969. The theme this year is “Connecting the Young: the opportunities of ICT“ To DiGi, TM,Maxis, Time,Jaring, Redtone, MCMC, Nokia Malaysia, M Mobile, Motorola Malaysia, Samsung Mobile Malaysia, Sony Ericsson Malaysia, ...

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Maxis never a government-linked company

Maxis Communications Berhad has never been a government-linked company (GLC) and has since its inception operated as a private company, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said today. “Maxis has never ever been a GLC and has, since its incorporation, been a private sector entity. Maxis has always utilised private and internally generated funds to establish and grow its telecommunications business,” ...

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What is happening to Time dotCom?

Time dotCom has been in the RED for the past few years. In the year 2002, there were rumors that Maxis is planning to take over Time dotCom. Around March last year, Time dotCom was in “merger talk” with Jaring(Time had just won a 3G license). On December last year, TM was said to be the one to acquire Time. ...

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Fixed Line needs an upgrade or the Telecommunication company itself?

Fortunately, it was a trial run. A video conference between the health minister and the Terengganu state health director descended into a farce as the two were unable to communicate. At one point, minister Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek told Dr Nordianah Hassan to “stand still and speak into the microphone … I can’t hear what you’re saying“. Dr ...

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Think before even creating that SMS!!

Mobile phone users caught sending threats or obscene messages with pictures can be fined RM50,000 or jailed not more than one year, or both. Tamil Nesan highlighted the caution from Deputy Energy, Water and Communications Minister Datuk Shaziman Abu Mansor. The deputy minister, who was replying to a supplementary question from Senator Wan Ubaidah Omar in the Dewan Negara on ...

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12,000 Telekom Employees To Get 5.5 Pct Pay Rise

Its true. If you are working with TM as a non- executive employee, you will receive a 5.5 percent salary increase following the signing of a collective agreement (CA) between the National Union of Telecommunication Employees (NUTE). Bernama’s report

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Maxis targeting 600,000 3G subscribers by year end

Maxis is targeting some total 600,000 3G subscribers by year end. I personally tried Maxis 3G, now I am using Celcom 3G. I needed a good quality of 3G service, and not the contents where the service becomes more worst(streaming and 3G speed) as more customers use it without the Telco upgrading their network. Celcom meets my requirement, even though ...

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Top 10 phones for April 2007

1.Nokia N952.Nokia E653.Nokia 63004.Nokia 62885.Sony Ericsson W880i6.Sony Ericsson K800i7.Sony Ericsson W850i8.Nokia N739.Nokia N73 Music Edition10.Sony Ericsson W810iRead the full article here. Note: Results are based on readership as well as data collected from the major mobile operators in Singapore

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WiMAX Asia 2007

Date: May 15 – 17, 2007Venue: The Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore Description: A unique opportunity to meet, network and do business with the WiMax community across Asia. Our comprehensive agenda has been developed to help companies analyse and explore the WiMax business opportunities, challenges, technology solutions and applications presented by this rapidly growing technology. Designed exclusively for the Asian market and ...

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DiGi on possible tie-up with a Broadband provider

It is speculated that DiGi might partner or take over its rival to expand its broadband services. “We are not against acquisitions but are not on the hunt either” chief executive officer Morten Lundal said after the company’s AGM on May 8, 2007 at Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur.Time dotCom Bhd and Green Packet Bhd was said to be the “possible” ...

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Telekom Malaysia Posts Higher Q1 Profit

Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) recorded a higher pre-tax profit of RM846.7 million for the first quarter (Q1) ended March 31, 2007 compared with RM842.09 million in the same quarter last year. Revenue for the quarter rose to RM4.181 billion from RM3.787 billion due to higher revenue contribution from mobile, data and internet and multimedia segments, the company said in a ...

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Maxis will soon announce partner for PT Natrindo Telepon Seluler

MAXIS Communications Bhd will be announcing a new partner for its venture in the Indonesian market in the next few weeks. “We have yet to decide (the capital expenditure) for Indonesia as we are discussing with a couple of parties at this point. We will be announcing it (the partner) shortly in a couple of weeks” “I can’t tell beyond ...

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